Photo Coverage: Goldman-Sondheim ‘PRIMROSE’ Debut and Awards Gala
October 26, 10:02 AM 2010
👤by Kevin Thomas Garcia
Last night, October 25th, James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim‘s never-before-staged Evening Primrose took a one-night-only bow to benefit the St. George’s Society of New York ‘s Anglo-American Cultural Awards at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The production starred Candice Bergen, John McMartin, Sean Palmer, Bill Duell, John Windsor Cunningham, and Jessica Grove. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the curtain call and after party and brings you photo coverage below. The musical presentation was under the direction of Tony, Academy and Emmy-Award winner Tony Walton, orchestrations: Sean Patrick Flahaven, music direction: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, sound design: Bernard Fox, lighting design: Richard Pilbrow, produced by Margot Astrachan and will conclude with a grant to the Young Playwrights Inc., the charity founded by Sondheim.
The show was part of a premiere gala celebration of the Anglo-American Cultural Awards of the St. George’s Society, recognizing the contributions to US-UK society of Walton and Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey. It was attended by Alec Baldwin, Tommy Tune, Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, and other theater and fashion-world luminaries.
Following the presentation of Evening Primrose, there was a gala dinner in the top of Hearst Tower featuring the talents of Alan Cumming and Jim Dale. Walton and Bailey presenTed Grants from the St. George’s Society to Tony-Award winner Christine Jones and writer Alfie Barrett – chosen by Walton and Bailey as up-and-coming talents in their fields.